Tag Archive 'Horseback'

France

The Dordogne Valley in Southwest France is a place where little has changed since the end of the Middle Ages. This ride in the Perigord Noir region of Dordogne takes through and around wheat fields, breeding pastures, strawberry fields, plum and chestnut orchards. You will pass castles, which have stood since the 13th century. The Black Périgord dominates the […]

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France

This trip is by the ocean and features mythical castles and wonderful wines.  The Medoc is a place redolent of history and famous food. On one side you have the majestic Atlantic Ocean and on the other, the Gironde River estuary and the Landes Forest. The Medoc is the most famous area in the world for its vineyards. […]

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France

The very name of Bordeaux has come to mean great wines. No part of France is able to produce a wider variety of the noblest wines than the Gironde area surrounding the city of Bordeaux. Riding through this area, you will have the opportunity to taste great wines such as Medoc, Cote de Blaye, Cote […]

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Spain’s Sierra of Gredos Ride

Riding in the Gredos Mountains combines the altitude of the mountains and the alpine valleys (around 4,950 ft.) and swimming in the refreshing and gurgling rivers and in the mountain gorges. This is an ideal riding week with full days of riding, diverse landscapes with mountain views and pristine mountain rivers. It is a perfect riding […]

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Spain’s Sevilla Ride

With the discovery of America in 1492, Seville became the arrival and departure point for every expedition to the newly discovered continent.  Amassing great wealth, palaces were built, new industries were created  –  all financed by American gold. Riding on the pilgrimage roads to El Rocío, named the International village of the horse, and by […]

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New Year’s Eve in France

Ring in a true “Bonne Annee” in the countryside made famous by Peter Mayle in A Year in Provence. Ride through ancient stone villages by day and toast the New Year by night. With wonderful French cuisine and fun riding, this will be a New Year to remember. Highlights include: Fun riding in the foothills […]

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New Year

This New Year’s Eve, toast all of your friends back home from horseback in Spanish countryside. Located in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park in southeastern Andalusia – you will enjoy the New Year in an amazing way. The area of Analusia is the most sunny in Europe, and the perfect place for a great […]

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Well, you are in good company!  In North America alone there are over 23 million folks that own or ride horses on a regular basis.  And of those folks, about 80% travel either with their horses or to places that have horseback riding. Additionally, there are many folks that rode when they were younger and […]

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Australia’s Beach and Bush Ride

Gallop down expansive sandy beaches, frolic in the surf, ride with a talented horseman (and yes folks – Alex and Guy MacLean are longtime friends! Ask Stacey to send you a copy of the video she took of Guy performing in Noosa in 2007), try cattle mustering, and to see a country that is every bit […]

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Mexico’s Custom Riding Program

Looking for a less structured riding program, or don’t have a full week to spare?  This is one of the only facilities that is able to offer daily accommodation and riding – to suit every riding level. The herd of 28 horses range is size and scope from the most docile (kid friendly and appropriate) […]

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Mexico’s Highland and Canyons Explorer Trail Ride

This is a very unique progressive ride which offers the incredible opportunity to ride out on a fast paced ride with ample long canters and gallops.  The terrain is varied and during the course of the week you will see a wide range of scenery featuring wide open fields, small quaint villages where you can […]

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Mexico’s Colores de Mexico Trail Ride

This 12 night ride is designed to offer folks the chance to have long and fast canters through open flat land, while also giving them the chance to see other terrain as the days progress. It’s designed to have you exploring the varied and fertile landscape within both a short distance from the ranch as […]

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California

Based in the coastal town of Mendocino, a sleepy hillside village made famous in the TV series “Murder, She Wrote”.  It is a quaint and quiet town filled with charming shops and excellent restaurants, perfect for strolling in the evenings after riding.During the day you will canter along deserted ocean beaches, ride the bluffs while […]

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Coralie Baldrey has been offering exceptional dressage training to riders of all levels for the past ten years. In 2015,she teamed up with Monte Velho, a distinguished Lusitano breeding  and premier guesthouse operator, to make this experience even better.  Many people go back each year to continue their training with her as they find that […]

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Peru’s Machu Picchu Inn to Inn Trail Ride

*** Featured in National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours Of A Lifetime *** “This trip changed my life!” – that’s what most clients say. You will ride on an ancient Inca trail, only accessible on foot or by horseback. Seeing the plains and high mountains offers you not only a firsthand experience with the lovely Quechua […]

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Can you only spare a few days and want to tune up your riding?  Flowerhill Equestrian Centre just outside Galway, is a superb way to make the most of a short time. The daily program consists of a 1 hour AM instruction and XC lesson followed immediately by a 45-60 minute hack and then an […]

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Italy’s Roman Countryside Ride

Amid rolling hills and fertile countryside just 30 minutes by train from Rome, this ride is a perfect combination of trail riding with the chance to hone your skills too. Nestled between the lakes of Bracciano and Martingano, the Country Relais I Due Laghi has hosted guests of most discriminating palates in their well appointed […]

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Ireland

A true gem of our rides in Ireland, the Ring of Kerry tour gives riders the amazing opportunity to gallop through the sea spray on Rossbeigh Beach for long open stretches at a time.  It’s as thrilling as anything we’ve ever done on a ride and leaves you grinning from ear to ear and a […]

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The Irish are long known for their expertise and knowledge of all things “horse”.  This trip offers you one of the longtime favorite trail rides in Ireland, featuring a wide variety of Irish landscape and the best variety to be found. Nestled in the foothills of the Slieve Aughty Mountains, your wonderful Irish Sport Horse […]

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Ireland

Connemara – rugged landscape, quaint fishing villages and long, deserted beaches. A dream destination with exceptional horses! Far away from any touristy areas, you enjoy the spectacular views of Connemara only seen from the saddle. Your home bred Connemara steed, bred for their extra height, kind temperament, sure-footedness and energetic personalities are a perfect match for a fun […]

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